Complaint for custody-support-parenting time (formerly known as visitation), pursuant to G.L. c. 209C form
- See G.L. c.209C
- Use this form only if child who is the subject of this complaint was born out of wedlock.
- If either party signed a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, attach a copy to this complaint.
- Affidavit Disclosing Care and Custody (OCAJ-1 TRC IV)
View the Probate and Family Court filing fees page for applicable filing fees.
Service of Complaint
Service of complaint on defendant is to be made in accordance with Massachusetts Rules of Domestic Relations Procedure Rule 4.
Attend the Mandatory Co-Parenting Education Program
All parents where there is no agreement on custody and/or parenting time of their minor children must attend the four-hour online co-parenting course “Two Families Now” unless a Judge waives the requirement.
If you think you should not be required to attend the parent education course you can file Motion to Waive Attendance at Two Families Now Co-Parent Course and provide notice to the other side by sending them a copy.
To find more about co-parenting education go to: Parent Education | Mass.gov
Child Support Guidelines Worksheet
Probate and Family Court 2021 Child support guidelines worksheet (CJD 304) in all cases where an order for child support may be established or modified, regardless of the income of the parties.
Uniform Counsel Certification
Attorneys are required to file a Uniform Counsel Certification.